SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
& RECYCLING

An asterisk (*) indicates affiliation with the Illinois Environmental Council.

CITY OF CARBONDALE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION

The commission's aim is to move forward a more sustainable and resilient Carbondale for everyone that resides, works, and spends time in Carbondale.

Contact: Saxon Metzger

Phone: 618-434-5684

Email: saxonmetzger@gmail.com

 

ILLINOIS COUNTIES SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Deals with all areas of local government solid waste involvement, including: refuse collection and disposal, recycling and waste prevention, solid waste enforcement, and solid waste education and information.

 

Mailing Address: c/o Rebecca Tracy, Treasurer  3764 State Route 13/127

Pinckneyville, IL 62274
 

Phone: (618) 684-3143 ext. 136 (Kassidy Phoenix, Regional Representation, Southern Region)
Website: www.ilcswma.org

 

ILLINOIS RECYCLING FOUNDATION / ILLINOIS RECYCLING ASSOCIATION

These groups share a mission to promote “waste reduction, reuse, and recycling” in Illinois.

 

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 411   Geneva IL 60134

Phone: (708) 358-0050

Email: mailto:info@illinoisrecycles.org

Website: https://illinoisrecycles.org

 

ILLINOIS SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY CENTER (ISTC), PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at University of Illinois, "helps organizations achieve zero waste at every step by being a resource for innovative disposal and reuse of materials. ISTC provides information and technical assistance that helps organizations improve their environmental footprint. We conduct waste audits and assist with materials management planning, supply chain optimization, and stakeholder engagement.” Through the Center’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP), it maintains Zero Waste Illinois, which provides waste audits and helps organizations achieve zero waste.

 

Mailing Address: 1 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820-7465

Phone: (217) 333-8940

Email: info@istc.illinois.edu

Website: https://www.istc.illinois.edu
 

For information on Zero Waste Illinois: https://tap.istc.illinois.edu/programs/zero-waste/

 

For information about initiatives in southern Illinois, please contact Bill Auksel (Visiting Senior Scientific Specialist, Technical).
Phone: (217) 333-1783
Email: auksel@illinois.edu

 

LOCAL RECYCLING OPTIONS

Curbside recycling program (Carbondale)

Website: https://www.explorecarbondale.com/171/Refuse-Recycling-Landscape- Special-Progr

Phone:  618-457-3275, 618-549-5302

 

Cimco Recycling Carbondale, Inc.

Address: 2622 New Era Road  Carbondale, IL 62901

Website: carbondale@cimcorecycling.com

Phone: 618-457-6319

 

Southern Illinois Recycling

Website: https://www.southernrecyclingcenter.com

Phone: (618) 549-2880

 

Drop off locations

610 E. College Street, Carbondale, IL, 62901

700 S. Oakland Avenue (University Baptist Church), Carbondale, IL, 62901

851 E. Grand Avenue (G&R Rentals), Carbondale, IL, 62901

415 Health Department Rd (JCHD), Murphysboro, IL 62966

 

Additional waste stream recycling

Terracycle - an innovative recycling company that offers recycling for hard-to-recycle materials.

Website: https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

 

MIDWEST SUSTAINABILITY GROUP

This group is a good resource for ecological concerns and zero waste advocacy.

 

Mailing Address: 1008 Harris Road   Grayslake, IL 60030

Phone: (847) 986-6900

Email: info@midwestsustainability.org

Website: http://www.midwestsustainability.org

 

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FOR RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING EDUCATION (SCARCE)*
SCARCE is dedicated to creating sustainable communities through, “innovative and hands- on education programs for schools and organizations, demonstrating care for people and our natural resources through our Reuse Center, and engaging the broader public through community-wide events and programs.”

 

Mailing Address: 800 South Rohlwing Road Addison, IL 60101

Phone: (630) 545-9710

Email: info@scarce.org

Website: https://www.scarce.org

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